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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Friday, February 24, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope hop



Welcome all, happy Saturday! This is the second time I have made blue bracelets for this cause & I have to say, it always stretches me. I'm not a 'blue person'. I have a pair of jeans but that is it for the blue in my wardrobe.As for jewelry? I just don't really use or wear blue. Even w/ turquoise as my birthstone I lean towards the green spectrum of that stone. That being said I had a lot of fun w/ the first bracelet. I gathered all the blues I had in a bead mix & strung them on memory wire until I had used them all for a total of four wraps. I love the look of a really full memory wire bracelet. My second bracelet uses sand cast African beads & wooden beads w/ a copper clasp. I think this has a more rugged feel to it.The last shot is some blue beads that I pushed around my tray all week & came up w/ nothing. I'm going to have a drawing from the comments left below & maybe you can think of a design. This is a list of the bloggers in the hop, Thanks for stopping by!
  

















































24 comments:

  1. These are great~very casual and comfy feel to them! Those sand cast beads are fantastic! I use turquoise a lot, but a true blue intimidates me. I don't buy many, but they seem to show up in my stash anyway. Love your giveaway idea~then someone gets to make a bonus bracelet.
    Thanx so much for Hopping!

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  2. I'm loving the colors and designs of both of your bracelets!

    And your drawing for the beads is a generous idea! Those are colors I love to work with and they look like lovely beads! :-)

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  3. Great bracelets! I really like the African beads the colors are perfect.

    And a giveaway too how sweet, can never have to many beads =>

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  4. For someone who doesn't work with blue, you did a great job. I made a memory bracelet for the last 7000 bracelets hop, and I agree with you, it's a great way to show the beads. I really love the second bracelet. I think it will show her that she has the toughness to survive life's difficulties. Great job!!

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  5. Great job! Really like the color of the African beads. Thanks for the chance to win the extra beads!

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  6. What beautiful bracelets! I admit that I love that second one in particular - those African beads are yummy!

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  7. Your second design is particularly beautiful. The African beads are gorgeous and really pop against the wood, bringing the blue color to forefront. I think you may not be giving yourself enough credit....looks to me like you know exactly how to use blue!

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  8. I like these -- and I like how you talk about what shade on the spectrum you like color. Made me start thinking about my own preferences!

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  9. Boot-C,
    You did a wonderful job with the blue beads both bracelets are beautiful and I really like the second one it speaks to my rugged side. The women receiving these will have their day brighten by their beauty.
    Therese

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  10. I love the fluffiness of the memory wire bracelet, and the subtle colors of the African beads are really beautiful!

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  11. Boot-C, I love that eclectic mix of blues you used in the first bracelet- they look lovely together! I also love the rugged African bracelet- you did a great job! The recipients of these are sure to love them, and I thank you so much for joining us for this hop!

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  12. I get what you mean about blue - its not my go-to color either, but you did a great job with it on these bracelets. Congratulations!

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  13. Turquoise is my birthstone as well (you must be a December baby, too!) Love the memory wire bracelet - such vibrant colors! I really love those African beads you used - so pretty!

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  14. For a non-blue person - you did a wonderful job! Love both bracelets - they are fun and happy. The ones you 'pushed around' - I can see some wire work with them, with copper or silver :)

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  15. the memory wire bracelet is so bright and cheerful :) The second one has very little blue.. but that just seems to make the blue that Is there pop out of at you :)

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  16. Wonderful bracelets! I'm sure the caregivers will appreciate them and thank you so much for the give away...

    Happy Blog Hop!

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  17. If I had your aversion to blue, there's be nothing in my closet to wear!! ;)
    Anyway, blue aversion or not, you really did a great job with this project. I'm partial to the second bracelet for some reason, but they are both sure to bring a smile to the faces of the recipients.

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  18. I think you did fabulous for not having any blue! :) Love the color tone differences in the first one and that second one w/the African and wood beads - love it!

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  19. I think both of your blue bracelets are very beautiful and will bring their recipients great joy. I just start working with blues myself about 6 months ago and actually like working with the color. Your blue beads would go great in a multi strung necklace. They are very nice.

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  20. Well a challenge is always good....stretches us!! :) You did a beautiful job with the blue designs!

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  21. They are both beautiful. I love the happy mix of blues in the first one, and the soothing natural feel of the second one.

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  22. both are beautiful.......But I love that second one!

    great designs.

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  23. So sorry for the late response, but have been traveling out of the country. Both are really great, and I'm sure the recipients will be very excited to get either one!

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